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MEMBERS OF ATLANTIC DEEPER WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION
HERE FOR FUNERAL
His Eminence Grieved
by Sad Mission He
Performs .o-Day.
LAST SAD RITES
FOR HONORED MAN
High Church Dignitaries to Par?
ticipate in Impressive Services
Over Body of Bishop Van de
Vyver at Sacred Heart?No
Special Seats Reserved
in Cathedral.
His Eminence-. James Cardinal Gib?
bons. Archbishop of Baltimore, accom?
panied by a distinguished ecclesiastical
party of prelates and priests, arrived
In Richmond last night at ?.25 o'clock
to bo present this morning to partici?
pate with other high church digni?
taries in performing the funeral rites
over the body of Ht. Rev. Augustine
Van de Vyver. D. D., Bishop of Rich?
mond. Accompanying Cardinal Gibbons
?wore Bishop O. B. Corrlgan, assistant
Bishop of Baltimore; Mgr. William T.
Russell, rector of St. Patrick's Church,
?Washington, D. C; Rev. Michael Di?
nt-en. of St. Mary's Seminary, Balti?
more; Rev. p. C. Gavan, chancellor of
the archdiocese of Baltimore, and leath?
er Burrlck, of Troy, N. Y. ,.
Cardinal Deeply Grieved.
The party was met at tho Main Street!
Btation by Rev. F. J. Magrl, D. D.,
James E. Phillips, James T. Disney,
Joseph A. Dart and John J. Blake. The
cardinal, Bishop Corrlgan and Father
Gavan were driven to the residence
?f Very Rev. J. J. Bowler, administra?
tor, where they will remain during
their stay In Richmond. The other
priests will be guests in Catholic homes
here.
"It gives me great pleasure to be In
Richmond again," said Cardinal Gib?
bons upon his arrival, "but the mission
on which [ come grieves me greatly."
Richmond was the former episcopal
city of Cardinal Gibbons. The last oc?
casion on which he was here was at tho
consecration of the Sacred Heart
Cathedral.
With Bishop Corrlgan, It was an?
nounced lust night, the cardinal will
say mass this morning at 7 and S
o'clock in St. Peter's Church, the old
cathedral.
Prelates and priests from all sec?
tions of the country, many of whom
were not expected, arrived in th* city
yesterday to be present at Bishop Van
de Vyver's funeral, which will take
place this morning at 11 o'clock from
the Sacred Heart Cathedral. As far
as possible, all of the ecclesiastical
visitors were met by committees rep?
resenting the live parishes of the city.
His Excellency, the Most Row D. Fal
ronlo, Papal Delegate at Washington,
yesterday morning by telegraph ad?
vised that It would be Impossible for
hitu to be In Richmond on account of
the pressure of the most important
official business.
So Reserved Sent*.
Despite Us tremendous seating ca?
pacity. It Is not expected that the
cathedral will accommodate the tnor
mous number of people who will wish
to bo present at the funeral this morn?
ing.
In order to eliminate a portion of
the throng, a special mass for children
only will he said this morning at S
o'clock. At the 11 o'clock services
children will not he admitted.
For the funeral services proper there
will be no reservation of seats. It was
-explained last night hy Ilev. J. n.
O'Bellly that to malte reservations for
any one would he directly Against the
?wishes of the bishop. "He always
Wished his people to be free, and it
would not .be his desire thnt any re
IConFlnued on Third Page.) "~,
PRICE SUGGESTS PLAN
Would Have State* Issue Donda (or
Valorisation of Cotton. i
New Orleans, October 19.?That the
Southern States latsue bonds for the
valorization of cotton In the same
manner aa the Brazilian government
has don: with the roffee crop of that
country, la a suggestion which Theo?
dore 11. Price, the New York cotton
operator, will make to the conference
of cotton StateB Governors, which will
meet here October 30. to discuss a plan
to check the downward price of the
staple.
Mr. Price, fn a letter to the Gov?
ernors, points out that the Brazilian
committee, by the valorization plan,
had advanced the price of coffee In
two years several cents a pound, and
that the country, which was rapidly
becoming Impoverished. Is now more
prosperous than ever before in its
history.
"It is possible that It may bo un?
constitutional for some of the South?
ern States to issue the necessary
bonds," writes Mr. Price, "but it would
be easy to amend the Constitution, aa
it would he for the benefit of all the
people.
"1 will guarantee that the plan will
be financed," he concluded.
GOAT WAS UNGRATEFUL
Saved From Droitnlna In Flood. It But?
ted iti-sctier Into Wntrr.
j South Huven, Mich.. October IS.?
Butted Into the water by a pet goat |
he went to save from drowning during
a heavy storm Whleh Hooded the ra?
vine where the goat was tethered was
the experience of William Jacobs, aj
retired butcher. Tuesday night.
The waters converted Morning Glory
Park, located In the ravine. Into a1
miniature luke and the goat tied ae-\
ceurbly stood upon u hummock with
only Its heud above the waters. The.
owner waded out to It and throwing
a rope over Its head pulled It ashore.
Stooping over to pick up his lantern
he was struck In the rear by a ter- j
rlfic hunt from the goat, landing him
in four or five feet of water.
He has sold the g.>at.
FINALE OF DUAL JUBILEE
Cnrdlnn] Gibbon* Addresses n.OtM) Itoya;
nnd Girls In Ilnltlmore.
Baltimore. Md., October 19.?As a
finale to Cardinal Olbbons's dual Jubilee
of his ordination to the priesthood and
his elevution to the ? cardtnalate. 6.000
hoys and girls from various parishes
in the city gathered In the cathedral ;
this afternoon to sing hymns and listen
to an address by the cardinal. Most
of the children had been confirmed
by the cardinal, and he referred to
to-day's exorcises as the crowning
event of the' Jubilee celebration.
The cardinal this evening left for
Richmond, where ho will officiate at
the funeral of Bishop Augustine Van ]
de Vyveir.
ZEPPELIN AIRSHIPS FLY \
TiTO of the \ew?.Mt \re .Unking Long
Trl|is In Germany.
Bi%-lln. October 19.?Two Zeppelin
airships, the most recently constructed,
are making long trips. The Schwaben
I. ascended at Duesseldorf at 4:15
o'clock this morning, en route for Ber?
lin by way of Bremen and Hamburg.
The milltnry dirigible Zeppelin IX.
left Baden-Baden last evening for a
twenty-hour trial trip through the
Rhine Valley to Coblents and thence
southward to the frontier region. A
military commission was aboard.
CALLS EXTRA SESSION
Governor Vncl WnntN l.e-.-. i ?. In t u re to
Meet Stntc'S Mural Olillsntlansj.
Jackson. Miss.. October If.?Governor
Noel 'Issued a proclamation late to-dn.v
calling'thfe Mississippi Legislature to
convene in special session November 1.1
?'to adequately meet Mississippi's moral
obligations to comply with the tertrls :
of the bond Issue of 1810," and to de?
fray expenses of Slate troops now on
duty at McComb City, in connection
with the strike of Illinois Central shop
men and clerks.
DIPLOMAT'S H0ME~3URNED j
Ambassador Dacwii's Country House on
l.inix Inland Destroyed.
West bury, Long Island, N. Y., Octo?
ber 111.?Fire to-day completely de?
stroyed the beautiful country homo
of Robert Bacon. American utnhns?u
dur to France. The money Ijss Is es?
timated ut more than 1200,000. Mr
Bacon lost valuable books, papers and
curios.
The house wns In charge of servants,
the family all being away. t
Chamber In Dissolved,
Stockholm. October 19.?-The Flm
Chamber was dissolved to-day nnd
writs for new elections issued In ac?
cordance with the promise made to K.
Stauf, the Liberal leader, when he nc
ceptcd tho premiership two weeks ago.
PUN CjTS CITY
INTO FOUR WARDS
Common Council a. d
Board Reduced lx- i
actly One-Half.
COMPACT BODY
FOR CITY WORK
Ordinance Prepared by Special
Cornrnittee, Which Council
Will Be Urged to Adopt in
Time to Apply to Next
Election?Strong Mem?
bers Support It.
Cutting the Common Council and I
Board of Aldermen exactly in half, the
special committee on changes in the
form of city government last night
unanimously recommended to the Coun?
cil for ad<>ption an ordinance redis
trictlng the city Into four wards of
approximately equal population. The
measure provides for a Council of
twenty members, a Board of twelve,
and eventually for Boards of Dollce
and Fire Commissioners, composed of
four each. The ordinance Is entirely
independent of the pending plan for j
creation of an administrative board,
and complies with the State law, which
makes it mandatory on councils of
cities a,fter each decennial census to j
redistnet the city into wards of ap
proxlmately equal population.
i.lnfR of Four Wards. I
Generally speaking, . the plan pro- ]
poses the creation of Jefferson Ward,
embracing all of the city east of Elgh- j
teenth Street: Mndlson Wnrd, the cen?
tre section between Eighteenth and
Third, north of Main, Park Avenue and
all Islands In James River; Lee Ward,
composed of all of the . city west of
Third, north of main. Park Avenue and
.Stuart Avenue, and Clay Ward, the re?
maining section west of Third and '
south of Main. Park Avenue and Stuart
Avenue. The lines were carefully pre?
pared by the City Attorney's office,
with t'.ie assistance of Special Account?
ant Crenshaw and Clerk F. T. Bates,
of the engineer's office, who complied
an enormous mass of statistics hear?
ing on population But one change
was made in the draft presented. Mr.
Don Leavy securing a shift of the line
between Clay and Dec Wards from
Gra- lo Main at the eastern end. and
from Hanover to Stuart Avenue at the.
western, leaving practically, the same
population basis.
Under the plan adopted the judge nt
the Hustings Court Isfrequested to ap?
point commissioners to rearrange the
lists of voters at the various precincts
to conform to the new lines, and It Is
proposed that the sprint; election noxi
June and the primary preceding shall
be on the new lines, so that the Council
based on the nert' election will take of?
fice from September 1 next.
Hold-Over Aldermen.
The most difficult part of. the prob?
lem presented was that of tho "hold?
over" members of the Board of Alder?
men. The entire lower hrum-h ?omes
up for re-election next spring, so that
all members have an equal chance In
the reduced membership before the
people. But thirteen members of the
Hoard hold over for another two years.
These are Messrs. Adams, Bllley. Dona
hoe, Don Deavy. Gllmnn, Grimes,
Grundy, Gunst, Melton, Mitcholl, Kel?
sen, Perdue end Powers. Since to put
any plan of reduction Into effect some
must suffer for the good of the city at
large, tho ordinance, an. adopted prnc
tlcally legislates out of ofllco all other
Aldermen, leaving tho above members
to compose the Board for two years
from next September,'with the excep?
tion of one vacancy In Clay Word,
which Will give President Whlttet. an
opportunity to offer for re-election
At tho end of existing terms. In the
(Continued on Last Page.)
PEARY APPROVES
WATERWAYS PLAN
North Pole Discoverer
Says Proj jet is Most
Important.
ILLUSTRATES HIS
BIG ACH.EV?MENT
Possibilities?M o o r e Unani?
mously Re-Elected Presi?
dent?Waterways Conven?
tion Seeks Prompt Con?
gressional Action.
Illustrating with stereoptlcon views
a brlif and much abridged summary
of bis discovery of the North l'ole. In
which the merest outline of that under?
taking was covered, Kear-Admlrul
Robert E. Peary delivered the closing
address of the annual convention ot
the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Asso?
ciation last night before an audience
which packed the Jefferson Auditorium.
The pictures Included those taken by
Admlral Peary himself, of course col?
ored and treated so as to make them
suitable for use In this manner.
The man whose achievement ended
the efforts of centuries was given a
warm welcome to Richmond. He was
preceded in the hall by Mrs. Peary and
the members of his party, who were
given seats by the side of Governor
and Mrs. Mann. When, a moment later,
the admiral entered the auditorium ho
was greeted by general cheering, Con?
gressman John Lamb having paused
In his remarks to permit the audience
to witness the entrance. Again, on
taking the platform on the arm of Pres?
ident J. Hampton Moore. Admlr.il Peary
was welcomed by the convention and
the people of Richmond, standing. He
wns much pleased, bowing aripreei?
tlvely.
Ground Covered Itnplilly.
His lecture, If that word be correct,
merely skimmed the surface of a nar?
rative. It was rather a set of pictures,
often arranged without regnrd to se?
quence, each explained In a few words
by the speaker. Plainly, his life had
been devoted to action and to stern
bravery and endurance, rather tlnin to
practicing the nrls of a platform speak?
er. Vot h;* style was not uiipleoslng.
und he has probably Improved in thi.
respect during his more recent experi?
ences.
Admiral Peary showed an Intelligent
interest In the serious business of the
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Associa?
tion. He discussed the Intracoastrtl
plan In a way which demonstrated his
knowledge of the subject and his grns;i
of the situation, introduced by Cap
lain Limb, who was the presiding nHi -
cer of tin- evening. Admiral Pearv said:
? I am grateful for the reception you
have given me and am glad to speak
of the Imperial subject which brought
you to this city?thut of waterways.
The natural ? waterways of the world
have hutlded cities and made nations
For artificial waterways na'lons und
Stales have expended millions.
"An example which readily occurs tf/
one is the Suez Canal, ami soon there
will he the Ponctr.a Canal, which we. are
now building. Of sutMi enterprlst s.
purely national In character, we have
such instances as the Man;:hister Ship
Canal, In Kn gland; the Sa'lilt Sto Marie
Cnnul. -it our own country. It Is In?
teresting to note, that some of the. lat?
ter class are more successful than some
of those which are International; for
Instance, the Snult waterway has n
larger tonnngo than has the Suez.
"I hope the time will come when
your grent Atlantic Inland waterway
will be moro Important than any in?
ternational achievement of the kind.
Certainly therefore few m >rc impor?
tant plans, und it may be regarded as
analogous to the Panama und the wa
(Contlnued on Seventh Page.)
Freeman
of Richmond's
Canals, of "Vorid.
ALORSCH SUBMITS
HIS REVISED PLAN
Basic Principles Are
Same as in First
Proposal
WANTS RESERVE
ASSOCIATION
Capital Would Be $300,000,000,
and United States Government
and Banks Owning Shares
the Only Depositors?For?
mer Unsettled Points
Definitely Treated.
Washington, October 19.?Former'
Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, of Rhoda
Island, to-day submitted to the Xa-|
tlonai Monetary Commission, of which j
he is chairman, a revision of his plan
for monetary legislation. The com?
mittee may use It as the basis of Its,
recommendations to Congress.
The basic principles of the revised
plan arc substantially the same as
those embodied In Mr. Aldrich's first1
proposal, sent to the commission last
January, which he said he expected
would serve as a basis for national
discussion. Important phases which
'were then unsettled and those which
have since been evolved are tre-itcd
In the recommendations sent to the j
committee to-day.
A Reserve Association.
Briefly, the plan still provides for
the organization of the national re-!
serve association, w.lth capital of ap
pfoxtmately J300,OOO.OOO, In which the
United States government and the
Ibnnks owning shares In the associa?
tion shall be the only depositors. The
plan of dividing the United States at
first into fifteen financial districts re?
mains unchanged. In each district the
banks shall form local associations of
their own, which In turn will be rep?
resented in t'he branches and finally In
the central organization through a
system of election of directors, which,'
it Is said,,will make It impossible for
nny section or set of lhankers to control
the whole. To provide for the ?730,
000 000 of 2 per cent. government
bonds now owned by the national
banks and used as the basis of note
circulation, which are to be absorbed
by the reserve association, the follow?
ing plan Is proposed:
Upon the appllc.-tlon of the reserve
association, the Secretary of the Treas?
ury shall exchange the 2 per cent,
bonds, which the association will buy
from the banks at par and accrued in?
terest, for a new Issue of n per cent. I
securities, payable fifty yenrs after ''iej
date of issue.
The reserve association will pay to
the government a special franchise
tax of 1 1-2 per cent, per year on the
amount of such bonds. As the govern?
ment's actual Interest charge on the]
2 per cents. Is actually 1 1-l* per cent.,]
since the banks pay back a half of 1
per cent', as a tax when the bonds are
used ns the busts of note circulation,!
this will reimburse the government for
tho extra Interest It will be called up?
on tn pny as a result of exchanging
the 2'a for Vr..
One effect.of the exchange will he tol
enable the government to provide per?
manently for a large portion of thel
interest-bearing public deht at a not'
Interest charge of 1 1-2 per rent. Tills
arrangement proposes n solution of
what many financiers declnred the
greatest ohntaclo to the plan. It dis?
poses permanently of the bond-secured
currency without a loss to the gnvrrr.
1 unit and without Imposing upon the
1 .-eserve association the ownership of
j the $730,000.000 2 per cent, bonds.
May Heilerin ltonds.
The association will agree to hold
; the 3 per cents' for fifty years, but tho
Secretary of the Trensnry, after live
i years, will hnvo the option of pertnit
l (Continued on Second Page.)
WILL MEET IN ZURICH
Switzerland City Octs Next Convention
of Sunday School Association.
Philadelphia, Pa., October 19.?At a
meeting here to-day of the executive
committee of the World's Sunday
School Association, which was attend?
ed by Sabbath school leaders from
Europe, Africa and America, it was
voted to hold the world's seventh Sun?
day school convention In Zurich, Swit?
zerland. July 8-16. 1913. William N.
.HiirMiorn. of Boston, vice-president
of the World's Association and presi?
dent of the International Sunday
School Convention, made a lengthy re?
port of his recent visit to European
cities In the Interests of world-wide
Sunday school work. Bishop Burt,
whose home Is In Zurich, emphasized
the desirability of that elty for the
convention. He said that it was the
desire of the World's Association to
tntluence the Continent of Europe and j
Zurich was a strategic city.
Those attending the conference rep
resented 2S?.00t) Sunday schools and
28,000,000 scholars.
EXTREME CARE EXERTED
Cummins Trial Delayed by Difficulty
In (jetting Jury.
New York, October 1?.?The extreme
care William J. Cummins's attornoys
arc giving to the selection of the Jury
that will try the Southern promoter
for alleged grand larceny, caused an?
other delay to-day in the presenta?
tion of evidence. Three of the eleven
talesmen accepted when court adjourn?
ed yesterday were excused this morn?
ing, j
The search for the four men needed
to complete the Jury then continued.
Mr. Cummins's attorney following his
tactics of refusing any who hud con?
nection, however remote, with the big
houses In Wall Street, and the district;
tittorney questioning the talesmen 1
about possible connection with the de- !
funct Carnegie Trust Company, of ?
whose executive committee Cummins:
was chulrman. i
CULL0M GIVES IT UP
-
Senator Ahuudons Hope of t'nltluic '?
Wurrlug t-'uctloun iu IltlnulM.
Chicago, October 19.?Senator Shelby :
M. Cullum, who has been at his home
In Springfield for aoveral weeks, came
to Chlcugu lust night on his way to
Washington.
"1 am not an active candidate for {
re-election In the sense thai 1 am
going to make a campaign through
the State," the Senator satd. "If the
people want me they must say so in
a manner that 1 can understand, and
then If my health will permit I shall
be glud to serve them.
"I did think that l might be able
to unite the opposing factions in Il?
linois and bring harmony Into the
party, but It Is a hopeless task. I
don't sec that 1 can be of any further
use."
DRIVER INSTANTLY KILLED i
His Machine Crashes Into Fence at!
Mlle-a-Mluitte Pace.
Sioux City, la., October 19.?"Billy"
Pearce, a well-known automobile driv?
er, driving a Colby racing car at a
iiiilc-a-miniite pace, on I lie south lurii
of the. Woodland Park truck, was killed
instantly this evening, when Iiis ma?
chine crashed into the fence. Pearco
was on n practice spin in preparation
for the race meet, which opens to-mor
row. An exploding lire Is believed to.
have been the cause.
MAKES7 SPEEDY FLIGHT
__ i
Aviator C. I". Hoduers Travels 100 Miles
In IKJ Minutes.
Waco, Tex.. October 10.?C. P. Ftodg
ers. the aviator route from the At?
lantic to the Pacific, Hew from Dallas j
to Waco to-day, 100 miles, in 9."> min?
utes, landing at Gurley Park at t
this evening. His only stop was Hills-,
boro, thirty-four miles north of Waco,
where he replenished his gasolene sup- i
ply. He will resume his journey to?
morrow morning, with Austin, Ins'
miles distant, as the next stopping j
point.
l-?iill-BI?ited ship tfthare.
New Voik, October 10.?A full-rigged
ship is ashore Off the Long Island
coast between Bellport and Moriches,
according to -a wireless message re?
ceived here to-day by the Mcrrltt <fc
Chapman Wrecking Con<pany. Con?
firmation of the report has not been
possible, as the land wires are re?
ported down. The company has sent
a wrecking tug to the scene and re?
quested the M. &. M. and Clyde Line
steamers 10 keep a sharp lookout and
lender necessary aid.
The Identity of the stranded ves?
sel Is not known.
nroker n Suicide.
Liverpool, October 19.?Arthur Mor?
rison, n well-known cotton broker,
t committed suicide by shooting at the
Exchange railway station to-day.
(Photo by W. W. Foster.)
FAMOUS AVIATOR
PLUNGES TO DEATH
Eugene Ely Killed Dur?
ing Exhibition Flight
at xViacon.
HAD PREMONITION
OF HIS DISASTER
While Making Spectacular "Dip"
He Loses Control of Machine
and Falls to Earth?Was
First Birdman to Fly
To and ' From
Warship.
Maoon, Ga., October 19.?Eugene Ely,
the well-known aviator, was fatally
injured at the State Faar Grounds here
this afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock,
when his aeroplane refused to rise
after a sensational dip, and plunged
with him fifty feet to the ground.
In tile presence of nearly S.000 peo?
ple he fell to the middle of the In
closure of the mile track, almost clear?
ing the machine by a desperate leap
that he made when he realized his
peril. His body was broken In a score
of places, and he died eleven mlnutea
after the fall. .lust before the enil he
regained consciousness and muttered:
"I lost control?I know T am going
to die."
Fly made a remarkable flight this
morning shortly before noon, ascend?
ing to an altitude of 3,100 feet. At
2:15 o'clock he began his second flight
of the day, rising gracefully from the
track inclosure. which he circled In a
few minutes, traveling about thirty
mlte.s an hour. As he was completing
the circuit he made one of his famous
dips, apparently to startle the thou?
sands beneath him who were watching
with straining eyes. The hlrdlike. ma
i-hlne shot down with tremendous ve?
locity. Tlie cv>wd applauded, thinking
that the aviator would rise as he had
done countless times before. Hut Ely
seemed to lose his 3rlp on the lever,
for the machine continued Its down?
ward plunge to the earth.
f,eapM Front Machine.
Realizing his peril, Ely released the
lever altogether, and half Jumped, bare?
ly clearing the aeroplane as It crashed
to the ground. It was demolished, (ly?
ing hits of wood and metal Hying K?n*
(Irefill Of feet. Ely struck with ter?
rific force. Scores rushed across the
track to where he lay. a broken, bloody,
Inert mass, to offer him aid. He was
tenderly removed from beneath th?
wreckage which covered him. The vast
crowd, oxeiied and curious, rushed for?
ward, but was kept In order by the
policemen.
Efforts were made to resuscitate the
av V tor. hut he only regained con?
sciousness for a moment before his
death. Even In his unconscious state
Ins physical agony was manifest.
Ely left his wife in Now York two
weeks ago 'n come to Muoon to give a
series of flights for t!:e Georgia State
Fair, in his Curtlss biplane He had
been g'vlns spectacular aerial demon?
strations heru for eight days.
Before making his ascent this after?
noon Ely told his attendants that ho
feared something would happen, anil
asked them to notify his wife Imme?
diately at fit. Marbury Hall. 161 West
Fourteenth Street. New York. Tha
message notifying Mrs. Ely of her hus?
band's death w,i? sent by the manage?
ment of the fair association.
Ely's body win be shipped to his
former home at Davenport, Iowa, for
Interment.
Hin Itemiliitlon Internntlnnnl.
New York, October 19. ? Eugene Ely
was one of the best known of the
American aviators. His reputation wag
International a- an expert, conserva?
tive anil experienced pilot Ho hail
pr.dtably done as much as any other

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